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Famous Artists and their Artwork

We are studying famous artists, their style of art, and matching the artist to their work.
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Henri Matisse
An extreme abstract expressionist, leader of "the beasts," focused on arrangement of color, line and form
Grandma Moses
From Hoosick Falls, New York, this prolific American folk painter is known for the advanced age she started painting.
Pablo Picasso
a Spanish artist, founder of Cubism, which focused on geometric shapes and overlapping planes
Frida Kahlo
Mexican painter; international popularity with self-portraits; was married to Diego Rivera; influenced by Rivera, shared his Communist views
Winslow Homer
A Realist painter known for his seascapes of New England.
Jackson Pollock
A twentieth-century American painter, famous for creating abstract paintings by dripping or pouring paint on a canvas in complex swirls and spatters.
Edgar Degas
A nineteenth-century French painter and sculptor. Among his preferred subjects were ballet dancers and scenes of cafe life.
Leonardo da Vinci
Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect
Claude Monet
a French painter who used a impressionism called "super-realism," capture overall impression of the thing they were painting
Georgia O'Keeffe
American artist that painted flowers and landscapes during the great depression.
Faith Ringgold
is a feminist artist who uses art to explore issues associated with being an African American woman in contemporary America. After her mother's death she created a quilt but the work is political as well as personal.
Salvador Dali
A Spanish surrealist artist and one of the most important painters of the 20th century. He was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking, bizarre, and beautiful images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters.
Mary Cassatt
an American in exile in Paris, painted sensitive portrayals of women and children that earned her a place in the pantheon of the French impressionist painters.
Vincent van Gogh
Dutch postimpressionist painter noted for his use of color (1853-1890). Experimented with sharp brush lines and bright colors
Andy Warhol
An American commercial illustrator and artist famous for his Campbell's soup painting. He was the founder of the pop-art movement, which like all other art movements in history reflected something back on the present society.
Dale Chihuly
Seattle Washington based glass artist who revolutionized sculptural blown glass in the 20th century
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